Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to participate in the Read Woke Challenge November 15 through January 31, 2021. The purpose of the challenge is to encourage reading that starts conversations that lead to positive change in our community. More info about: The Read Woke Challenge was created by Cicely Lewis, a teacher, writer, librarian and Person of Color with a “passion for promoting literacy in nontraditional ways” at the Meadowcreek High School Media Center in Norcross, Ga., where she works. She was recently chosen as School Library Journal’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year. By taking part in this challenge, participants can choose from hundreds of books that: Challenge a social norm; Give voice to the voiceless; Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised; Seek to challenge the status quo; Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group. Lincoln City Libraries encourages individuals, adults, teens, children and families to take part in this challenge. Other groups, such as churches, businesses, book clubs, and service organizations are welcome to join as a group, or individually. The purpose of this challenge is to encourage reading, start conversations, and promote positive change in our community. Won’t you join us? To get started, sign up on our Beanstack site, lincolnlibraries.beanstack.org. To complete the challenge, read a book from five of the ten categories, and do five activities from this list. Everyone who registers and completes the challenge will be eligible for prizes such as, t-shirts, gift cards to area businesses, and a Kindle eReader, or a Nintendo Switch.